April has an amazingly caring, solid way of being and a unique and disarming sense of humor. I felt in such good hands from the moment we decided to work together. She can dive into immeasurable depths without batting an eye and brought herself fully. The things she picked up on enriched my view of my already very rich experience. And I just felt pampered by her fabulous home cooking, like icing on the cake. (ME, 37)
April was the most incredible guide I could have asked for. April provided me with a perfect balance of support and challenge-where challenge was needed. I felt so profoundly seen and heard. There were few moments when she did what I didn’t even know I needed her to do. She has an incredible capacity for listening to what is said and what is in between the words. She is gentle and fierce and she allowed me to be myself in all of my vulnerability. Through this experience I was able to meet myself in ways I could not even imagine, I found more self-love and Love than I thought possible. In the timeline of my life there are not that many, if any experiences that I could call ‘life changing’ unless in retrospect. It is still rippling through my body and consciousness- and supports the remembering, the integration, which is why and how this experience has been life changing. April’s guidance was a crucial part of this process.(EG, 33)
April just cares about people, she loves what she does, and a passion for helping others evolve is what drives her. She unobtrusively guided me towards my best interest. Before my session, I was extremely stressed, scared and uncomfortable. I even had doubts about the outcome but I stayed curious and open. During the session, I simply embraced and welcomed all sensations and visions. I was my own observer. I love the idea of having created and reconnected thousands and thousands of kilometers of paths in my brain. The outcome of the day was fabulous for me: I dropped unquantifiable limitations and I reconnected with my imagination. My perspectives are today bigger and numerous. I feel calmer and more grounded with my own self. I am ready and excited to start my new life with my true self. I am so pleased I finally met my true self. Thank you, April, for your support and guidance, for coming along on my journey, for being gentle, caring and attentive to my best interest.(LJ, 51)
April was simply amazing in every way! April was this maternal figure who was there with me every step of the way with nothing but kindness, empathy, and care. She has not only mastered the art of empathetic listening, which is so important for this work, but she’s also had a great knack for conceptualizing my experiences. She “got” me more than any psychotherapist I’ve ever had and all within one week. I felt so validated and understood. Also, she is an incredible cook and makes a killer tea. This experience has brought hope, joy, and acceptance back into my life, and I can’t recommend it enough. (CR, 27)
From the first meeting with April, I knew she was the perfect person to guide me through this experience. She made me feel comfortable, heard and valued, as well as also being incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the experience. I also appreciated that she wasn’t a complete “hippy”- she is a normal person who just happens to be well versed on this particular topic. We also shared many full belly laughs- which was great!
I had done quite a lot of reading, listening and preparing for this experience, yet afterwards I still felt like I had totally underestimated it. But it was definitely one of the most important moments of my life.
The integration part of it all was incredibly helpful and essential to my experience. I was really surprised at how intuitive April was, she really seemed to get me and it was so helpful in my being able to learn from the experience.
In many ways I feel like a better and more true version of myself and I am so grateful to have had this experience (DA, 28)
April, from the moment we decided to dive into this quest, was present, fully engaged, and thorough in the way she prepared me for my trip. The way she walked me through this journey prepared me just the way I needed. Throughout the session, she was gentle and guided me masterfully, asking the right questions to ground me and lead me back to my intention. Brownie points – she did it with ease and her humor helped me to land. Plus her meticulous caring extended to a drinks menu and a delicious home-cooked meal.(RT, 32)
April was amazing!! I felt super safe and well taken care of. She helped me relax right away and set the atmosphere perfectly in order for me to have a profound, inner-world explorative, and personalized experience. I learned and am still learning about my internal world. The experience made me see myself from a different perspective and allowed me to interact with that. From the trip itself to the integration conversation with April, I definitely feel more connected to myself, more capable and motivated to continue to look deep inside of myself and listen and learn.(JP,22)
I arrived in Amsterdam with several possible resources I had located on the web to guide me in a truffle trip. I had made three appointments to interview different helpers. My first appointment was with April. After talking with her for a while, I canceled my other appointments, confident I had found the person I wanted. She offered more guidance and structure than I originally thought I wanted. Nurturing. That is what April is. She has a long history of helping people navigate positive psychedelic trips. My truffle trip was just what it needed to be. I am very grateful to April and hope someday to return to Amsterdam and ask her again to be my guide.(LL, 62)
There is a reason why some people, including me, have given her the name “Mom”. I really felt secure and appreciated with her – no matter what came up. Even in the first skype call with April, I felt that she has a good heart and loves her work. No matter what questions I had before the session, she had an answer for everything. During the whole process, she was always with me. How she helped me the most was during our integration meeting after tripping, she asked really good questions and took notes. With that, I was able to better reflect on my experience. (JH, 37)
April is wonderful. I felt secure in her presence, and she held the space so well. This allowed me to really dive into the experience. The introductory and integration sessions with her were a real pleasure too. She knows her stuff. My experience was magic. The session space was bright and inviting – I felt very comfortable and safe there. The trip itself was extremely enjoyable, though very hard to put into words. I learned subtle things about myself (concerning the way that I relate to myself, and interact with the ‘outside’ world), that will help me to continue to grow as a person. The session helped me to identify a subtle (but integral) negative belief that I hold. This has helped me to understand and accept that belief system, with the intention of loosening its grip on my thoughts, feelings and behaviour. (SG, 26)